2023-2024 / BIOL0031-1

Introduction to oceanography


15h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in biology2 crédits 


Sylvie Gobert

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

An introduction to oceanography. This course is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1 A theoretical approach:

Definitions, the History of Oceanography and its place at the Uliège

A little physics, chemistry, geology, law, economics, biology to understand how the oceans are functioning, their importance and influence on our daily lives.

Part 2 A practical Approach:

Concrete examples of studies and research carried out throughout the world in various ecosystems to understand the oceans and the climatic and/or antrhopic impacts.


Learning outcomes of the learning unit


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Classical courses (ex cathedra), videos, press readings, scientific articles, if available sessions given in collaboration with professional guests in the field.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face to face , in french

Recommended or required readings


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:



Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Prof Sylvie Gobert Océanologie Institut de Chimie. B6c-2/49 Tél: 04 3663329 e-mail:sylvie.gobert@uliege.be                           Secretariat M Lunetta: 04 366 50 62



  • Meeting with my secretary: Mrs Mariella Lunetta is in her office  (B6C, room 1/21 , Sart Tilman) the Tuesday from 8:30 -10:30 am and the Thursday from 13:30-15:00 pm.
  • Meeting with me: I will make time available during and directly after the classes for your questions. I rarely can be available for unscheduled meeting. To make appointment, send an email: M.Lunetta@ulg.ac.be. 
  • My mailbox is in the room 2/48.
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